|Oh, heck no, you don't. Until you do... someday. [via]|
Here's a timeline of my smoking from age seventeen to now, 'cuz I FER SURE didn't quit smoking when I started college.
|Everybody on campus smoked. How was I going to meet people if I didn't smoke?! [via]|
Twenty and Twenty-One:
Twenty-Two to Twenty-Four
|The Angry Smoking Phase [via]|
Twenty-Six to Twenty-Seven:
Twenty-Nine: The Year of Becoming a Quitter
|Thank you, swimming.|
|Ran a 10k last April. Boo to you, mean surgeon-- and he was mean. I'm not just picking on him.|
|I can bike over twenty miles now. Without wheezing.|
|Not these feisty ladies. Healthier feisty ladies. [via]|
What I Won (Besides My Age Division) by Quitting
|August, 2014: Still tri-ing, still a quitter.|
1. I can breathe.
2. I can breathe.
3. I can breathe.
4. I smell nice.
5. My car smells nice and there are no burn holes in the seats.
6. I don't have to wash my jeans after each wear.
7. I don't have to brush my teeth to kiss the Hubs.
8. My teeth are merely stained from coffee, not tobacco.
9. I can swim almost two miles.
10. My body is healing itself from the years of abuse. I can feel it, I swear! It's awesome! Regeneration!
11. I don't sound hoarse after a night of non-stop smoking.
13. If we have kids, our kid won't be the one whose worksheets smell like cigarettes when they turn their work in. It's a thing I noticed when I was teacher. Just go with it.
Check out the Great American Smokeout Tools and Resources if you're interested in quitting. It took me more than ten years, but I did it. So use the tools and resources. Or, just quit cold turkey. Or, get some gum. Or, get Chantix. I don't care how you do it, as long as you're doing it.